Thursday, November 15, 2018

Family Tree with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, June here today hosting the blog!

When each of my sons were in first grade, we planted seedling trees. The photo shows these trees (the pines are Tyler's and the poplars are Aaron's) now that my guys are young adults. Even though the boys are not around as much, I can always remember this sweet memory with a glance out the window.

Quick Quotes' Autumn Brilliance Paper and Heritage Quotes Digital Collections are perfect for this page. The colors really highlight the photos and the digi title is a great play on words. Here is the step-by-step if you would like to recreate this layout:
  • Mat photos on 10.5" x 4.25" cream cardstock, edge with Terra Cotta PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Mat this on 11.75" x 5" Autumn Brilliance 100, edge with Terra Cotta PowderPuff Chalking Ink  
  • Print title at 2.5" x 4.5" and other quotes 1"x 1.5" from Heritage Quotes Digital Collection on cream cardstock, edge with Terra Cotta PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Mat quotes on Autumn Brilliance 102, edge with Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink and add brads.
  • Cut 2 strips .25" x 10.5" from Autumn Brilliance 101, edge with Barn Board PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Die cut leaves and edge with Barn Board, Terra Cotta, Slate or Mahogany PowderPuff Chalking Inks
  • Adhere all the above elements to Autumn Brilliance 100
  • Add canvas ribbon to left side of matted photos
  • Write and adhere cream cardstock journaling strips that have been edged with Terra Cotta PowderPuff Chalking Ink  

Quick Quotes Products:
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
Heritage Quotes Digital Collection
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Terra Cotta, Cool Gray, Slate, Barn Board and Mahogany
Brad and Canvas Ribbon from October Club Q

Other Products
Leaf Die Cut by Poppy Stamps
Cream Cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have fun checking out all the new fall, Christmas and digital products in the Quick Quotes Shop.

~ June

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Blessings with Rebecca!

Hello, everyone from chilly Indiana! It's Rebecca hosting today's blog post. Club Q kits are a great way to have beautiful pages delivered right to your door once a month.
I created the following layout, Blessings using the kits in a different way.
  • I began by matting my photos
  • I inked the edges of all my banner pieces
  • I trimmed the phrase from the laser cut piece
  • I matted the laser cut to white cardstock
  • Stamped,die cut and colored my flowers
  • Cut my corn stalk die from electronic die cutting machine
  • I laid out where I wanted things and then began to adhere them to the page.
  • I added buttons to the titled and filled in the corners with sunflowers.
I hope I inspired you to create something today! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Barn Board, Kokomo and Mango Mai Tai
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Monday, November 12, 2018

Giving Thanks with Neva!

Blessings to all of you who follow us here on the Quick Quotes blog. 

Neva here to share with you a layout using the beautiful new papers of Autumn Brilliance and the BRAND NEW digital downloads now available at Quick Quotes.  The colors are simply gorgeous for your fall and Thanksgiving layouts, even my husband agreed when he proofed my pages.

  • The gray background is the reverse side of Autumn Brilliance 102.  This is a great base color for the many hues found in the photos.
  • The off-set center is the patterned side of 102.  It is trimmed and then inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Rusty Nail.
  • Autumn Brilliance 105 is trimmed to 2 1/2" x 12" and 1" x 12" and inked with Rusty Nail.
  • Two sections each of Autumn Brilliance 101 are trimmed to 1/2" x 12" and 3/4" x 12".  The lighter narrow section is inked with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail and the red side is inked with Cool Gray.
  • The corners of the photos are rounded then inked with Cool Gray.
  • The journaling block is printed on cream card stock and is inked with Rusty Nail.
  • You many notice that the two 4" x 6" photos span the divide between the left and right sides of the layout. I wanted to have a sequence to the photos that matched the day and meal, fortunately both photos could be trimmed without going through an important part of the photo like someone's face!

  • A little selective trimming behind the mat on the right side of the layout provided the gray portion of 102 to die cut letters for the title.  I didn't want to cut into another sheet of this really pretty paper!
  • The red side of 101 is used to die cut the shadow for the title.  
  • One design principle is to consider in creating layouts is the the Gallon, Quart, and Ounce analogy.  In this layout the gallon is grey, the quart is the sandy yellow and the ounce is the red.  
  • I was also thinking about the principle of using colors in a visual triangle for placement of the "ounce" of red in the shadow of the title and the shadow in the vertical strips of cardstock.  Thankfully the colors of Quick Quote collections give you ample options within one line to use these design ideas.

Part of the exciting news of new products is the digital collections now available at Quick Quotes to use in digital scrapbooking OR to print.
  • I selected three png files from the Heritage digital collection and imported them into a word document.  It was as simple as drag and drop!  Heritage_12.png, Heritage_14.png, and Heritage_53.png
  • The png files are resized to 1.33" x 2" as shown.  
  • I printed two of each as I was creating a duplicate layouts for my sons.
  • The document was printed on cream cardstock.
  • To barely round the corners I used a very old decorative corner scissor to nip the corners.
  • Each sentiment is inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Rusty Nail.
  • Wooden shapes were inked by placing them directly on the ink pad.  Fine tip tweezers come in handy to handle the shapes and to keep from getting inky fingers.
  • The hearts were inked with Rusty Nail.
  • The arrows were inked with Cool Gray.
  • Let the shapes dry for an ample amount of time to avoid finger prints and smudges on your papers.
  • The wood shapes are adhered with glue dots.
  • The sentient is adhered to obscure some bright distracting lights in the photo.

  •  Both the sentiment and shapes anchor the design together.
  • The three sentiments are also in a visual triangle to guide your eye through the layout.
Quick Quotes Products:
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
Heritage Quotes Digital Collection
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Rusty Nail and Cool Gray

Other Products
Frankie Classic and Shadow, Frankie Mini by Quickutz
Wood hearts and arrows by Studio Calico
Scallop Square Custom Cutting System by Creative Memories
Decorative corner scissors by Fiskars
Corner Rounder by Creative Memories

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you go check out the new offerings at Quick Quotes as they are amazing for your fall layouts!  

~ Neva
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Friday, November 9, 2018

Memorabilia Page with Dorlene!

Hi there, it's Dorlene and I'm back to share a different type of layout but a much needed one, especially when you’re a pack rat like me. I created a pocket so I can put in the maps, tickets, brochures, receipts and miscellaneous photos that I collected during my trip to San Antonio.

I used the Secret Garden paper pack since I used this collection for my other San Antonio layouts. I used three pattern papers for this layout.

Here's my project:

The details:

  • Cut the patterned paper for the pocket at 6.5” and adhere it to the bottom sheet after inking all edges with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink. 
  • The base page is inked with Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

  • Cut a 2" strip of patterned paper to top the pocket. 

  • Use a scalloped border punch for added interest and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalk Ink around the edges.

  • Add photo, die cut and journaling card to the pocket front.

Add two fishtail banners to the top right corner.

Place memorabilia into the pocket and done.

  • I also added some interest to one of the shopping bags by punching a half circle in the center and backed it with a piece of coordinating patterned paper.  
  • This bag holds receipts, business cards and extra photos that didn't make it onto the page.

Quick Quotes Products
Secret Garden Paper Collection
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Deep SeaTropical Punch and Lipstick

Other Products:
Cricut and Ole Cartridge
Black Pen
Circle Punch

Thanks so much for stopping over!
~ Dorlene

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Autumn Brilliance with Louise!

Hello, Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a double layout I created using the new Autumn Brilliance paper collection and embellishments from some of the new digital collections.

These photos are actually from last summer when my son went to Minnesota to play in an Ultimate Frisbee championship.  The team uniforms were black, gold, and white and didn't look right with any summer or sports papers. The moment I saw the golden shades in the Autumn Brilliance collection, I knew they would be perfect for these photos.
  • For the background, I used 2 sheets of the Autumn Brilliance 100 paper.  I then added a 2.5 inch strip of Autumn Brilliance 105, edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sea Foam, and a 1.5 inch strip of Autumn Brilliance 103, edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore.  
  • The small action photos are matted on a 12 inch by 4 inch strip of Autumn Brilliance 102, edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Cool Gray. The titles and banner are all die-cut from the same paper while the vine along the right is die-cut from the other side of this paper. 
  • The arrow is fussy cut from the Autumn Brilliance 105 paper.
  • Throughout the entire page, I was careful to make sure that all my wood-grains were oriented vertically, even the die-cut pieces.

I am not a digital scrapper, but I wanted to use a few of the new digital embellishments on my page, particularly one of the journaling blocks.
  • I saw several journaling blocks in the Summer Samba digital collection that might work, but I wasn't sure which one would look best once they were printed out. 
  • Rather than using a fancy photo editing program, I just used PowerPoint to create a single slide with the 3 journaling blocks I was considering. I typed up my journaling in PowerPoint and layered it over a couple of the journaling blocks that didn't have lines.
  • I had a little space on my slide so I added a few other embellishments that I might choose to use. 
  • I printed the slide onto generic white cardstock as you can see in the photo below. 
  • Then I was able to fussy cut the elements out, edge them with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Cool Gray,  and add them to my page as traditional paper elements.

I hope I've inspired you to look at thew new digital collections, they can be used digitally or in a hybrid manner as I've done here.

Quick Quotes Products:
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
Summer Samba Digital Collection
Travel Quotes Digital Collection
Brads - Copper 
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Sandy Shore and Sea Foam

Other Products:
Dies by Quickutz and Spellbinders
Generic white cardstock


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mini Reserve Creations with Alicia!

Hello, Alicia with you today. 

I recently attended the Mini Reserve in Conyers, GA.  The Mini Reserve is a two day event.  On Saturday we finished what we could of a 20 page album, one attendee finished the album complete with photos, we were all in awe! 

Sunday we made this mini album from envelopes.  Quick Quotes had cut the panels of paper for the envelopes perfectly.  Each envy contained a double sided card to which we adhered a pretty panel on front.  This will hold so many pics and is great for a gift. 

I loved it so much that I went home and created a envelope mini with supplies I had at home.  I made this for my son as a keepsake of  his recent world travels.  I used travel papers from Far and Away and Navigator paper packs.  The envelopes I had were a bit larger than the ones used in the Quick Quotes kit.  

Therefore, I cut up one of the envelopes to create templates for the paper pieces needed to cover the envies inside.  I measured the rectangular dimensions, cut my patterned paper and then did a quick cut of the notched edge.
After covering all the envelopes with various papers cut from my template.  I added photos and mats.  I made a couple of journal cards for the inside pockets.  I stuffed the remaining pockets with the extra photos.

  • The inside is full of photos and quotes from Far and Away 500
  • The outside panels are the sections from Adventure Awaits 105
  • Instead of the disc/twine closure on from the Quick Quotes kit, I decided to let the flap tuck behind one of the outside panels. 
  • The panel that is not fully adhered is visible in the bottom photo.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack (101, 102 and 103 papers)
Other Products:

Thank you for stopping by!
~ Alicia

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

College and Autumn Brilliance with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, June here today hosting the blog!

We are doing college tours with my high school senior. One of our favorite schools was Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Their biology department even had a courtyard with some very personable tortoises and we had a ball feeding them!


I was inspired to commemorate this day with Quick Quotes' new Autumn Brilliance collection. Isn't gorgeous?! Your can check out the entire collection here.

Here is the step-by-step to create this page. (Note: all of the papers were edged with Cool Grey PowderPuff Chalking Ink.)
  • Start with the background paper Autumn Brilliance 102.
  • Layer on 7" x 9.5" Autumn Brilliance 101 (red) to right side.
  • Attach 6.5" circle of Autumn Brilliance 103 to the top and add title.
  • Attach 3 photos and journaling to 8" x 9.5" Autumn Brilliance 102 (gray side).
  • Fussy cut swirls and leaves from Autumn Brilliance 102 and tuck around the page.
  • Add embellishments - I stamped the books/test tubes on Autumn Brilliance 102, colored with waterbrush pens and fussy cut

Quick Quotes Products:
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Cool Gray

Other Products:
Stamps by Paper Smooches
Title by Thickers

Hope you enjoyed this page, and go check out the new Quick Quotes' collections. (There is a Christmas line too!)
~ June

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Monday, November 5, 2018

November Challenge 93

Happy November to you!  It's time to announce the new November Challenge 93 today, it is...  

"Anything Goes!"

We know that as we reach the end of the year things can get super busy for crafters. We hope you are able to play along! Stay tuned for the Challenge 92 winner posting later this week.


Hello, everyone! It's Rebecca here today hosting the blog post. 

I'm using the brand new paper collection called Autumn Brilliance. It's so beautiful! Rich hues of autumn colors make this paper a must have for your paper stash. I created the following layout of my great-niece, Hailey...

"Apple Of My Eye"

I began by inking the edges of the patterned paper. 

I then attached the patterned paper to the olive green 12 x 12 base. 

  • I cut two strips of patterned paper 
  • I inked the edges and attached them together 
  • I added some lace to the bottom of the border. 
  • I stamped and embossed flowers on vellum and die cut them. 
  • Next, I did a little glitter art using the design on the paper. 
  • I used chipboard letters from my stash to create the title. 

Although, I did not have enough foiled chipboard letters to complete the title; I simply used white ones and embossed them with red embossing powder.

The layout was simple to create because the paper is so beautiful. I hope I have inspired you to create something "Autumn" today! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Quick Quotes Products
Autumn Brilliance Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bloody Mary and Barn Board

Other Products 
Flower Stamps and Dies by Heartfelt Creations
Chipboard Alphas by Recollections and Heidi Swapp
Glitter by Art Glitter

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Anything Goes!" 
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes the theme of "Anything Goes" - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 11/29.

  • Random Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store
  • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • The Linky Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Memories of Travel with Neva!

Hello to all our friends in blog land, Neva here to share a layout featuring our PowderPuff Chalking Inks and Far and Away papers and quotes. 

I have demolished a major part of this collection but still had a few sheets that featured the postmarks that I thought would be really great for a layout from our visit to Berlin.

This layout came together rather quickly by using a clean design and a few embellishments from the Far and Away collection.
  • Far and Away 105 is trimmed to get the orange postmark strip.  It is 1 1/8" x 8 1/2" on the left side and 1 1/8" x 12 on the right side of the layout.  PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Barn Board inks the edges. 
  • Far and Away 105 is trimmed to 6" x 8 1/2" and 6" x 12".  PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Blue Moon inks the edges. 
  • Far and Away 104 is trimmed to 2" x 8 1/2" and 2" x 12".   PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Barn Board inks the edges.  
  • A little secret here, originally I had the papers extend across the entire double page layout, but decided I wanted to add the inked globe, so I trimmed the papers back a few inches. 
  • Far and Away 100 is trimmed to 4 1/2" x 11".  PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Barn Board inks the edges.  
  • Fiber is adhered to the back of the bottom section before it is adhered to the cardstock base. 
  • The title is die cut and inked with Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  I debated between using the German name or the English name . . . and went with the version that we can understand!
  • To add the globe, I first die cut a circle in a sheet of paper and placed as a reverse mask around the area I wanted to ink.  The opening is slightly larger than the globe stencil.
  • Using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Blue Moon and an Ink Blusher, I gently blended the ink onto the white cardstock base through the stencil.
  • A sentiment from Far and Away 500 is trimmed and inked with Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • I still had a few small scraps of Far and Away 101, so it is used to back embellishments and inked with Barn Board PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The same is done with the tourist card I collected while in Berlin, and with the journaling block.

  • The banners are trimmed from Far and Away 600 and inked with Barn Board PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The banners are adhered directly below the fiber.
  • Wet adhesive secures the fiber in place so it appears that the pennants are attached.
Quick Quotes Products
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away 500
Far and Away 600
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Blue Moon and Barn Board

Other Products
White Cardstock
Globe Stencil by Stencil Girl
Ink Blusher by Tsukineko
Fiber from my stash
Just a Note--Jen Long by Sizzix   

It was a wonderful stop during our city tour of Berlin, and this layout brings back great memories.  Thank you for joining us at Quick Quotes today!  


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Monday, October 29, 2018

Hello Fall with Dorlene!

Hi there, Dorlene here to share a quick and easy card perfect for the Fall.

I used both Tropical Punch and Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Inks as well as some scrap papers from the Secret Garden and Navigator paper collections.

Here's what I did:
  • Cut a 4x5 1/4” piece of paper and ink all edges with both Tropical Punch and Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Inks.
  • Using a script stamp, stamp on the bottom lower left in Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • Punch a 2 3/4” circle and ink around the circle with Tropical Punch.
  • Color the “hello” die cut with Tropical Punch on the top half and Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink on the bottom half.
  • Adhere two die cut leaves to the circle and one on the bottom right corner of the patterned paper base.
  • Adhere the die cut “hello” to the circle covering the bottom of the two leaves.
  • Adhere the circle to the patterned paper with foam squares to give it dimension.
  • Adhere to the card base.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Tropical Punch and Kokomo

Other Products:
Die Cut Leaves by Hobby Lobby
Other: Hello Die

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
~ Dorlene
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